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Camp Fury To Provide Hands On Safety Training For Young Ladies

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The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and the City of Yuma Fire Department will hold their Third Annual Camp Fury – Yuma for young ladies in sixth—through-12th grade starting tonight.  Events will also be held on Saturday and next Saturday, April 20th.  This fire camp will provide a hands-on learning environment at the City of Yuma Public Safety Training Facility. ... Read More »

Red Cross Provides Assistance After Family Home Burns

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A fire damaged a home in the southern part of Yuma on Wednesday.  Officials say the fire was at a residence near Somerton Avenue and County 12th Street.  Firefighters from Rural/Metro and the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department responded.  The American Red Cross has provided assistance to the family.  No one was injured and two dogs and a large turtle were ... Read More »

Ballet Yuma Names New Director

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Former Yuma Regional Medical Center Vice President of Clinical Service Lines Jim Hall Senior has been named as the Executive Director of Ballet Yuma.  Hall will oversee the business side of Ballet Yuma in areas such as fund raising, promoting and advertising the numerous artistic productions provided throughout the year in the Yuma area and exploring and applying for various ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Starts To Plan Centennial Celebration

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In 1914, the city of Yuma was incorporated, just two years after Arizona Statehood.  Next year, the city is planning for a huge centennial celebration.  Yuma City Administrator Greg Wilkinson says plans are just getting started. The city centennial will kick off on Monday April 7th, 2014 and organizers are planning activities and events all week long.  Wilkinson made the ... Read More »

Woman Stopped At The Border With Purse Full Of Heroin

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Border Patrol officials say a woman was arrested Wednesday after they found heroin in her purse.  Officials say 41-year-old Maria Motrales was arrested after attempting to enter the United States at the San Luis Port of Entry.  KSWT says the amount of drugs is valued at $37,000. Motrales, who is not a U.S. citizen, was turned over to U.S. Immigration ... Read More »

Gas Prices Continue On Downward Trend

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona keep falling.  Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.61 a gallon.  That is a decrease of more than four-cents from last week.  This week's national average is $3.56 per gallon, down by more than seven-cents from last week.  Tucson has the lowest average gasoline ... Read More »

Arizona Ranks Well In Recent Child Care Report

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Arizona scores in the top half of the nation in a new report on child care. The Child Care Aware "We Can Do Better" 2013 rankings put Arizona 22nd overall.   The state is marked down for low staff-to-child ratios, and for having large child care groups.  But Bruce Liggett of the Arizona Child Care Association says parents are already ... Read More »

Brewer Signs Bill Banning Unsolicited Text Messages

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill banning marketers from sending unsolicited text messages to cellphones. The bill Brewer signed Thursday was sponsored by Republican Representative Eddie Farnsworth of Gilbert and targets marketers that flood recipients' phones with offers. That forces phone users to essentially pay to receive ads.  The bill passed the Senate Wednesday on a 27-to-zero vote. ... Read More »

Yuma Native and NHRA Racer Dies

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An NHRA racer originally from Yuma has died from injuries he sustained in a race over the weekend.  The Yuma Sun reports that 47-year-old Derek Sanchez was seriously injured on Saturday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  He died on Thursday.  Sanchez lost control of his vehicle at the speedway during the second round of eliminations on Saturday.  Sanchez was ... Read More »

Arrest Made After Police Discover Insurance Fraud

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says that two persons were arrested after they filed a fraudulent report of a vehicle theft last month.  Police say 49-year-old Christina McBee reported that her 2012 Lincoln Navigator worth $72,000 was missing.  Police say she was unable to produce a spare key.  Police later found out the vehicle was equipped with a security chip, ... Read More »

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